Willoughby Symphony Orchestra presents 'Virtuoso'

Last modified on 18 October 2023


Canadian pianist and gold medallist of the 2012 Sydney International Piano Competition, Avan Yu returns to Australia to lead the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra performing two concerts only on 25 and 26 November 2023.  The program will feature two glorious classical piano concertos taking place in the Concert Hall, The Concourse, Chatswood.

Avan Yu shot to international fame when he won first prize – along with nine other special awards – at the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2012.  Now in high demand as international soloist, Yu returns to Australia to lead the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra in an unmissable concert of verve and virtuosity.

Opening the concert with Mendelssohn’s overture The Hebrides – inspired by the wild beauty of the Scottish coast – Yu stars as the soloist and director in Mozart’s soulful Piano Concerto No.20, K.466 – one of only two the composer wrote in a minor key – and Beethoven’s brilliant Piano Concerto No.1.

This concert is made possible thanks to a generous donation by Drs Keith and Eileen Ong.


Mendelssohn -The Hebrides, op. 26
MozartConcerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
BeethovenConcerto No.1 in C major, op.15

Venue: The Concourse, Concert Hall, 409 Victoria Ave Chatswood
When: Saturday 25 November 7 pm and Sunday 26 November 2 pm
Tickets: Adult $57; Concession $52; Youth $26.00; Child $15.30.
Bookings: 02 8075 8111 or concourse_boxoffice@century.com.au

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